A thirty-seven year old pregnant woman has delivered in an Ox-cart in front of Lundazi District Hospital.

A thirty-seven year old pregnant woman this morning delivered in an Ox-cart in front of Lundazi District Hospital.
The incident happened within a short period of time after medical staff at Lundazi Urban Clinic referred the woman to Lundazi District Hospital.
The mother-in-law to the woman, Tayson Lukhale explained to Breeze News that her daughter-in-law, Rhoda Mtonga of Kajoola village in Chief Kapichila’s area was turned away at the Urban Clinic and advised to seek medical attention at the district hospital.
And Lundazi District Medical Officer, Dr. Allan Chisenga has confirmed the incident but denied any negligence on the part of medical staff.
Dr. Chisenga says that Ms. Mtonga was referred to Lundazi District Hospital because some pregnancy cases cannot be handled by medical staff at Lundazi Urban Clinic.
He further explained that the incident could have been avoided if Ms. Mtonga had visited the hospital early.
Dr. Chisenga however, revealed that Ms. Mtonga had delivered a bouncing baby boy and would be assisted with transport to get back home.

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